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List of famous alumni from Boston College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Boston College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Boston College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Boston College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Boston College.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Amy Poehler and Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Boston College?” and “Which celebrities are Boston College alumni?”
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Brian Leetch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Ice Hockey Player
Brian Joseph Leetch is a retired American professional ice hockey defenseman who played 18 National Hockey League seasons with the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Boston Bruins. He is ...more
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Author, Actor, Presenter
Elisabeth DelPadre Hasselbeck is an American television personality and talk show host. Born and raised in Cranston, Rhode Island, she attended St. Mary Academy – Bay View as a teenager and ...more
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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer
Amy Meredith Poehler is an American actress, comedian, voice artist, director, producer and writer. She was raised in Burlington, Massachusetts, graduated from Boston College in 1993 and moved ...more
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Amanda Hearst is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Fashion Model
Amanda Randolph Hearst is an American socialite, activist, fashion model, and heiress to the Hearst Corporation, William Randolph Hearst's media conglomerate. She is an associate market editor ...more
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Leonard Nimoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Poet, Songwriter, Actor
Leonard Simon Nimoy was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, poet, singer and songwriter. He was known for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek franchise. Nimoy began his ...more
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Ed McMahon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Spokesperson, Announcer, Comedian
Edward Leo Peter "Ed" McMahon, Jr. was an American comedian, game show host and announcer. He is most famous for his work on television as Johnny Carson's sidekick, announcer, and ...more
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Tip O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Writer
Thomas Phillip "Tip" O'Neill, Jr. was an American politician and Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. O'Neill was an outspoken liberal Democrat and influential member ...more
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Clinton Kelly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Clinton Kelly is an American fashion consultant and media personality best known for his role as co-host on What Not to Wear, a reality program that featured fashion makeovers. He shared on-air ...more
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Maile Flanagan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Maile Flanagan is an American actress, best known for her roles as the protagonist ninja Naruto Uzumaki in Naruto, as Principal Perry on Lab Rats, and as Janet in Yes Man.
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John Wieners is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Poet, Writer
John Joseph Wieners was an American poet.
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John McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Editor, Commentator, Speechwriter
John McLaughlin is an American television personality and political commentator. He created, produces, and hosts the long-running political commentary series The McLaughlin Group as well as John ...more
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Cheryl Jacques is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician
Cheryl Ann Jacques is a Massachusetts administrative judge in the Department of Industrial Accidents, and former politician who served six terms in the Massachusetts Senate. She also worked as ...more
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Chris O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Television producer, Model, Actor
Christopher Eugene "Chris" O'Donnell is an American actor. He played Dick Grayson/Robin in Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, Charlie Simms in Scent of a Woman, Finn Dandridge in ...more
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John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Spokesperson, Prosecutor, Politician
John Forbes Kerry is an American politician who is the 68th and current United States Secretary of State. He has served in the United States Senate, and was chairman of the Senate Foreign ...more
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Paul Hodes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Paul William Hodes is an attorney, musician, and the former U.S. Representative for New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district, serving from 2007 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic ...more
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John F. Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician
John Francis "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald was an American politician, father of Rose Kennedy and grandfather of President John F. Kennedy. Fitzgerald was a Democratic congressman who went ...more
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Paul Sally is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Mathematician
Paul Joseph Sally, Jr. was a professor of mathematics at the University of Chicago, where he was the Director of Undergraduate Studies for 30 years. His research areas were p-adic analysis and ...more
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Michael E. Capuano is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Michael Everett "Mike" Capuano is an American politician who serves as the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district. A member of the Democratic Party, his ...more
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Christopher George Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Businessperson
Christopher George Kennedy is an American businessman. He is chairman of Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, Inc., and former chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. Until ...more
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Timothy Stack is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Television producer, Screenwriter
Timothy Stack is an American film and television actor and screenwriter.
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Edward J. King is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, American football player, Lawyer
Edward Joseph "Ed" King was the 66th Governor of the U.S. state of Massachusetts from 1979 to 1983.
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Thomas Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Venture capitalist
Tom Stephenson focused on software and services investments. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 1988, Tom spent 22 years with Fidelity Investments in Boston where he helped found Fidelity ...more
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Salvatore DiMasi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Salvatore F. "Sal" DiMasi is a former Democratic state representative in Massachusetts. The former Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives originally joined the state ...more
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George V. Higgins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Professor, Novelist, Writer
George V. Higgins was an American author, lawyer, newspaper columnist, and college professor. He is best known for his bestselling crime novels. His full name was George Vincent Higgins II, ...more
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Stephen Lynch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Boston College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Stephen Francis Lynch is an American politician who has served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts since 2001. He is a Democrat representing the state's 8th ...more